Jay Creek Placer

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10107520
MRDS ID A011948
Record type Site
Current site name Jay Creek Placer
Alternate or previous names Eagle Gulch

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -151.31003, 67.408 (WGS84)
Relative position TRIBUTARY TO RYE CREEK
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION GIVEN IS CONFLUENCE OF JAY CREEK WITH SMALL RIGHT-LIMIT TRIBUTARY [EAGLE GULCH?]; EXACT LOCATION OF INDIVIDUAL OPERATIONS UNKNOWN LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Analytical data

Result AVERAGE FINENESS: 971

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -151.31003, 67.408

Comments on the geologic information

  • STREAM GRAVEL COARSE, SUBANGULAR, WITH MANY LARGE ERRATIC BOULDERS ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK CONSISTS OF ALTERNATING BANDS OF GRAPHITIC, MICACEOUS, CALCAREOUS AND GREENSTONE SCHISTS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1904
Year of first production 1912

Mining district

District name Koyukuk

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the workings information

  • AUTOMATIC DAMS AND SMALL SCALE HAND METHODS WERE USED; ALL GRAVEL THAWED

Comments on development

  • INTERMITTENT PRODUCTION SINCE 1912; 8 PLACER CLAIMS, REPORTED ACTIVE IN 1971-1978; MAJOR AU PRODUCER IN THE DISTRICT IN 1915

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011948

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 642, P. 65

  • Deposit

    REED, IRVING MCK., 1938, UPPER KOYUKUK REGION, ALASKA: UNPUB. TDM REPORT, P. 134-136

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 158, NO. 42

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 3-12 FT OF GRAVEL IN CANYON 25-50 FT WIDE; PAY STREAK FOUND IN 1915 WAS 30 FT WIDE, 4 FT THICK ACROSS 5 CLAIMS
Deposit RICHEST CREEK IN THE WILD RIVER AREA; AVERAGE GRADE: 10.9%; SEE ALSO: RYE CR. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAR-1986 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey